J&K govt: PDP puts BJP on hold, but praises PM Modi on Pakistan

On government formation, the party feels that the agenda of alliance is a sacred document for us and there has been much progress on that under (Mufti Mohammed) Sayeed.

Written by Bashaarat Masood | Srinagar | Updated: January 18, 2016 8:14 am
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Keeping the BJP waiting, the PDP has authorised its president Mehbooba Mufti to take a final call on government formation in Jammu and Kashmir.

On Sunday, the PDP held its first formal meeting since the death of its patron and Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed at the AIIMS in New Delhi on January 7. Party sources indicated they are ready to continue their alliance with the BJP but the final decision is still awaited.

“The agenda of alliance is a sacred document for us,” senior PDP leader Naeem Akhtar told reporters after a five-hour meeting at the Fairview residence of the Muftis.

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“There has been a lot of progress during Mufti sahib’s time. But the party has authorised Mehboobaji for what has to be done in the future. She has been given the right to take a decision, whatever it is,” he said.

Akhtar refused to set a timeframe for government formation. “She (Mehbooba) will think over it. She will take her own call, she will take her own time,” he said.

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Sources said that in her speech, Mehbooba said she would “follow father”.

“The peoples’ interest is supreme and my party is my support,” a PDP source quoted Mehbooba as telling the party. “My father was my guide and I will follow him.”

All senior leaders, including dissidents Muzaffar Hussain Beig and Tariq Hameed Karra, attended the meeting.

In a departure from its stand over the last two weeks, the party Sunday did not talk about any pre-condition or demand for the implementation of the ‘agenda of alliance’. Earlier, the party had said it would “review the progress” of the agenda.

“Implementation of the alliance agenda in good faith is the basis,” Akhtar said when he was asked whether there was still any condition for formation of a government with the BJP. “The focus is on the agenda which is part of Mufti sahib’s vision and we want to implement that vision. Mehboobaji will take a call on how best to do it.”

Saying friendship between India and Pakistan was the biggest dream of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, the party praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his moves on Pakistan.

“We believe that the moment of glory for Mufti sahib was when our Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, visited Lahore. He (Mufti) was monitoring it from his death bed,” Akhtar said. “Mufti sahib had a political vision and the best part of this political vision was that he wanted friendship and peace between India and Pakistan. Mufti sahib believed that friendship between India and Pakistan was very important.”

Akhtar said the party and Mehbooba Mufti welcomed the Prime Minister’s initiative to extend a hand of friendship to Pakistan. “She expressed joy over Prime Minister Narendra Modi taking the initiative for friendship with Pakistan, the maturity shown by the two countries and the decision to continue dialogue despite the Pathankot incident,” he said.

“The people of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh, who are the victims (of Indo-Pak hostility) are very happy that the two countries are moving forward. This is the biggest tribute to Mufti sahib,” he said.

 

 

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First Published on: January 18, 2016 3:00 am
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    Arun
    Jan 17, 2016 at 5:33 pm
    If these two parties are distinct but united by a common goal. This statement is agreed, but both of them do not have a common goal. The goal of RSS is to liquidate Muslims from India and the goal of PDP is to empower the Muslims.
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      Arun
      Jan 17, 2016 at 4:44 pm
      RSS and PDP have nothing in common. The alliance between the two is not good for the people of JandK.
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        Karunakaran
        Jan 17, 2016 at 11:23 pm
        PDP must bargain hard and get everything in writing. The Gujju folks are known to make huge promises until they get you to fall for their ploys. Then they forget you. That is how there are billionaires among Gujjus, while others lose all their money and resources. So PDP must bargain hard, and get everything in writing. You can trust anyone on this planet, but watch out with your bargains with the Gujjubhais...
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          Karunakaran
          Jan 17, 2016 at 11:23 pm
          PDP must bargain hard and get everything in writing. The Gujju folks are known to make huge promises until they get you to fall for their ploys. Then they forget you. That is how there are billionaires among Gujjus, while others lose all their money and resources. So PDP must bargain hard, and get everything in writing. You can trust anyone on this planet, but watch out with your bargains with the Gujjubhais...
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            Karunakaran
            Jan 18, 2016 at 5:46 am
            That is his name. He is just ashamed of his Hindu religion.
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              Dushyant Parikh
              Jan 18, 2016 at 1:00 am
              Though, I am not a supporter of either BJP or Congress, Mehboobaji should not come in the trap of Sonia/Rahul/Congress. For JandK progress and keep hard line Islamic parties in control, PDP and BJP should keep their alliance in tact.
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                GIDDY
                Jan 18, 2016 at 3:16 am
                Akhtar said“The people of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh, who are the victims (of Indo-Pak hostility) are very happy that the two countries are moving forward. This is the biggest tribute to Mufti sahib,” But grounf reality is people of kashmir are not happy about two parties(BJPandPDP) are moving forward. There was a poor turnout-out for mufti's funeral and capital srinagar was also indifferent to Mufti's death and life was normal in Srinagar.. PDP took pains to close shops even Mufti's own town...
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                  GIDDY
                  Jan 18, 2016 at 3:34 am
                  Before Kashmir polls, Modi attacked the Peoples Democratic Party, as, a father-daughter party and a symbol of dynastic politics,"Are there no more sons and daughters in J and K? Will only one father-son and father-daughter run the governments here? Do you have to always remain in their tangle?""Don't look at those 'Baap-beta' (father-son) and 'Baap-beti' (father-daughter) duos. Throw them out as it was time to think of the good of your own sons and daughters," After Kashmir polls, BJP formed govt with Baap-beti' dynasty...Hypocrisy of BJP to its ludicrous extreme...!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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                    GIDDY
                    Jan 18, 2016 at 3:24 am
                    PDP praises PM Modi on stan - for want of some financial aid from BJp, PDP ignored to review crucial and critical issues such as BJp's challenging special status of kashmir people in court, Beef ban, hoisting of Two flags, re-arrest of Masarat Alam,non-recept if Flood aid... In their desperation to retain their entry p to Kashmir, BJP will (promise to) relent, the way the did earlier, but trusting them twice will be betraying your own people once more.
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                      GIDDY
                      Jan 18, 2016 at 3:49 am
                      PDP wants financial aid from BJp and because of that PDP ignored the ground reality that people of kashmir are not happy about two parties(BJPandPDP) are moving forward. There was a very poor turnout-out for Mufti's funeral and capital Srinagar was also indifferent to Mufti's death and life was normal in Srinagar.... Also, PDP took pains to close shops even Mufti's own native town...
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                        GIDDY
                        Jan 18, 2016 at 4:35 am
                        What happened to PDP's pre-poll goal of Stopping the "SAFFRON INVASION" of kashmir..???? If it continues its alliance with BJP it will definitely loose its SECULAR face and will loose more seats in even in predominated -muslim Kashmir valley itself.....That is why NC and Congress encourage PDP to continue its alliance with BJP....
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                          GIDDY
                          Jan 18, 2016 at 4:24 am
                          Thank you so much..Ramesh sir...
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                            Hindu
                            Jan 18, 2016 at 3:16 am
                            Mehbooba should invite Congress...because Congress is CLOSER to stan than Modi. Mani and Khurshid should get cabinet posts in kashir....NAMKE BESHARAM AURAT.
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                              George Cruz
                              Jan 18, 2016 at 12:29 am
                              The important thing the PDP has to understand is that the JandK is an integral part of India and it can work with the BJP in good faith until it gives up its separatist policy and dismantles its Islamic separatist/terror organizations like Hurriyat which are in bed with the LeT, its leader Hafiz Syeed, and the stan ISI/Military/Mullahs. The patriotic organizations like RSS and VHP have to play important role in JandK because of its support to the majority Hindus in the Jammu and Ladakh area. The Muslims in JandK have to respect the other religious factions in JandK, the Indian consution, and change their thinking to "Country comes first and the Islam next".
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                                venkataraman K
                                Jan 22, 2016 at 10:00 am
                                It is very easy to ask what center has to do, but it is very difficult to tell what she has done so far. Lifting armed forces act, etc. is nothing to do with the state developments. Did she take any steps to call back pandits who left kashmir. It is the media's duty to highlight her government's non-performance and to remind that the the country is united. Press highlights BJP's baiter's views which has no relevance. It is the country's fate that good people are not allowed to rule. If you look at the past 60 years independent History, the country's growth was with the non-nehru family rule. Rules of Moraji ,chandrasekar, narasimha rao and vajpayee tell the truth. To clear cong's dirty, it will take a minimum of three years. such a rot. people to understand this. But the paid press voice is given importance and the innocent people are carried away. People tell bihar thAT BJP lost, but they do highlight JD (U) also lost. It was only lallu gained. Why the press is not highlighting the the present jungle Raj and the VII p of Lalu's son who is there as a Deputy CM. earlier the same press was making noise on Irani's qualification. they are partial. If their advice is not taken they write bad and any small bad thing happens in any corner of India, it is highlighted as those of BJP. Why the press is not highlighting the Mehboopa's greed and cunning pro . politics. venkataraman k
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                                  madan gupta
                                  Jan 18, 2016 at 3:07 am
                                  बीजेपी वालो इस नागिन से बच कर रहना.
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                                      Hari
                                      Jan 17, 2016 at 3:14 pm
                                      BJP must align with govt on new terms with PDP. BJP must wait and watch policy till PDP announces for govt formation. The govt should be formed as per last govt terms with change of portfolios and no alterations should be accepted. Any precondition for formation of govt should not be accepted.
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                                        Rajesh Nambiar
                                        Jan 18, 2016 at 5:24 am
                                        Now modi also have some special interest in stan , only becoz of adani and jindal
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                                          Ramesh Nittoor
                                          Jan 18, 2016 at 12:17 am
                                          Agreeing to prioritize unification does not mean implementing unifying itself; ground reality does not change at such a stage of negotiation, however the strictly bilateral basis is clearly outlined. China will not concede anything even if India and stan concur on Kashmir. This abstract, in principle agreement, when it takes place, shall have profound impact on Indian subcontinent, but is extremely difficult to achieve, given the military and economic aid provided by their All weather friend. Think the synergy of India-stan friendship both in economic and strategic policy terms are far higher than whatever Sino-Pak axis can deliver to them. The coming together of two democracies is what freedom fighters had envisaged. After all Nehru was the second choice of hi to be Indian PM, his first choice the Jinnah which validates his political integrity. And Jinnah wanted to retire in Mumbai. For long forgotten truth to prevail, and overcome the deep distrust caused by wars, terror onslaughts and great power machinations, is not an easy endeavor, but such thoughts can atleast be expressed.
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                                            Ramesh Nittoor
                                            Jan 17, 2016 at 5:20 pm
                                            Arun, it is BJP and PDP which forms the government. If these two parties are distinct but united by a common goal, for what can not be achieved by single party effort may become feasible via unity. A scholar friend, who is no more, said that in Hindu poetics, each word has three meanings, the first one as intended by the speaker, the second meaning is as understood by to whom it is addressed; and third meaning is as inferred by the audience. The word Hindutva as originally conceived is a unifying idea, not a divisive one as is commonly perceived. Think continuation of BJP-PDP tie-up for common goals, what is called the agenda of alliance, will be received as legitimate by all major consuents of Indian democracy.
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